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Volker Stamer is the new director of stationary products at Bitzer Khlmaschinenbau GmbH in Sindelfingen, Germany. He will be combining this new role with his previous duties as division manager customer support - stationary products. Rob de Bruyn was named managing director of the subsidiaries Bitzer Refrigeration Asia, Bitzer Compressors Indonesia and Bitzer Malaysia. Gianni Parlanti will occupy the newly created position of director of business development at the Bitzer headquarters.


Jim Clemensen has joined Vapor Bus International and Ricon Corp. as sales and service representative. Clemensen was previously employed as the operations manager at Event 360.


Rick Stopfer, an Irving councilman from 1998 to 2012, has been appointed to the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors by the Irving City Council. He’s a retired automotive consultant.


Mike Stern joined Maintenance Design Group as a senior facility design manager in the Baltimore office. He brings more than 35 years of both domestic and international transit and rail project experience. Josh Foster joined the Baltimore office as a facility designer. He brings experience in both architecture and urban design to his project work and 3D architectural modeling.

Deborah Wathen Finn was appointed to the board of advisors for SmartDrive Systems. She has more than 30 years of experience as a transportation industry executive and is the founder and president of advisory firm The Wathen Group.


Coleen M. Cook, PMP, has been appointed to the position of associate principal at Wendel. As director of information technology, she manages the design and administration of technology services for Wendel’s offices. Susan Sherwood, CP was appointed associate principal. She’s a program manager for Wendel’s Public Transportation Group with a personal specialty in passenger rail facilities and rail agency coordination. Tony Kellen joined the group to assist with the execution of regional and national public transportation and CNG projects. He was previously the director of operations and technology at St. Cloud Metropolitan Transit Commission.


Wael W. Safi was named to the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority’s board of trustees. He has served on various boards and foundations, most notably the Cincinnati Health Department where he was chair from 2010 - 2013.


Stephen Kadenacy, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Aecom Technology Corp., was appointed as an independent director for ABM Inc. He was also appointed to the audit committee.

Joseph Giulietti has been named president of Metro-North Railroad. He most recently served as executive director of the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA).


Paul Sullivan has been named a senior supervising engineer in the Newark, N.J., office of Parsons Brinckerhoff. John D. Porcari, former deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, has been named senior vice president and national director of strategic consulting in the Washington, D.C., office.


Ken Browning has been appointed to the Transportation Management Association (TMA Group) Board of Directors.


Tilman Globig, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, was named a senior associate at di Domenico + Partners. Since joining the firm, Globig has served as project manager and quality control director for several projects.


Brian Marshia has joined Stertil-Koni as technical support manager. He has experience as a field service engineer and is also a licensed master electrician.


Dave Rich was named chief financial officer of Proterra Inc. and Bill Fay was named vice president of sales.


Raymond A. Atkins has joined Sidley Austin LLP in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office as a partner and member of its transportation practice.